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HIV Legal Network

Toronto, Canada
Joined February 2019

The organization works to ensure the human rights of all people living with HIV are respected. This is the only way the epidemic will ever be brought to an end. We do advocacy, litigation & education.

Presence in: Canada
Focus: Health

In December 1992, a group of activists came together to create the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network.

They were united in their recognition that any effective response to the pandemic must ensure that the human rights of people living with HIV and communities particularly affected by HIV are respected, protected and fulfilled.

Today, we’re one of the world’s leading organizations tackling the legal and human rights issues related to HIV, and advocating at both the policy and community levels.

We work tirelessly to defend the rights of people affected by HIV, from women, newcomers, and gay men, to prisoners, people who use drugs, sex workers, and men who have sex with men.

  • We produce research and resources used to support the work of front-line AIDS service organizations, researchers and community activists from across Canada and around the world.
  • We engage decision-makers, from parliamentarians and judges, to United Nations delegates on the importance of human rights in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
  • We defend and advance human rights through strategic litigation in the courts, in Canada and internationally.
  • In the court of public opinion, we’re often the first organization Canadian journalists call when reporting on HIV issues.

People Associated With This Organization

Anthony Johnson

HIV Legal Network
Joined February 2019
Interests: Gender-based violence, Health
I am in charge of fundraising for our organisation ( My role focuses on connecting donors to the incredible work we do with marginalized people around the world. By helping to fund the programs and legal challenges our donors are part of creating a world where the human rights of all people living with HIV are respected.
Anthony Johnson is the network champion (main point of contact) for HIV Legal Network.

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